Synopses & Reviews
Graham Greene's classic Cuban spy story, now with a new package and a new introduction
First published in 1959, Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire that still resonates today. Conceived as one of Graham Greene's "entertainments," it tells of MI6's man in Havana, Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity. To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start coming disturbingly true.
About the Author
(1904 &1991) is the author of twenty-five novels. He worked for the British secret service during World War II, an experience reflected in many of his novels.
Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, a book critic for the Atlantic Monthly, and the author of more than a dozen books, including Why Orwell Matters and Love, Poverty, and War.'